On April 20, the 132 meter long, 4700 dwt tanker Inzhener Nazarov became stuck in the ice on the Volga River in the Saratov Reservoir, Russia. The Inzhener Nazarov was en route to Samara from Azov when it became stuck in heavy ice. Unable to free itself, the vessel requested assistance. An icebreaker was dispatched from Rosmorport to break free the tanker. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On July 29, the 89 meter long, 2784 dwt cargo vessel Kudma 4 ran aground on the Volga River near the 202 kilometer mark. The vessel was headed to Tver from St. Petersburg when it ran aground. The Kudma 4 did not block river traffic, but was unable to refloat itself. Authorities were contacted and a salvage operation was launched. Reports state six vessels were involved in the refloating efforts which was successful the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 88 meter long, 2755 dwt cargo vessel Rasha 1 collided with the 114 meter long cargo vessel Volgo Balt 239 on the Volga River at Astrakhan, Russia. The two vessels were moored at the anchorage off Astrakhan when the anchor of the Rasha 1 began to drag. The Rasha 1 drifted until it struck the Volgo Balt 239. Both vessels sustained minor damage to their railings and dents in the hulls. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities detained the vessels while conducting an investigation into the incident.